Category “War”

Headhunters of World War II

World War II, the island of Borneo, seven American downed airmen face an epic battle for survival in a dense jungle. Natives wielding blowpipes and spears are said to be headhunters along with Japanese soldiers hunting them down. To their rescue comes a British major hellbent on taking the war into his own hands. Together they will attempt one of the most audacious escapes of the...

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Wartorn

Wartorn is a HBO special which examines how war can effect a soldiers mental well being, inflicting an invisible wound which some find hard to recover from. Suicide among those who currently serve and veterans alike appears to be growing at an alarming rate causing much concern, this film takes a look at old archived footage, interviews, letters, etc. from wars as early as the US Civil War right up to todays modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, analyzing personal tales of those effected by PTSD in order to get a better idea of how these individuals cope with lasting effects of combat...

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McCullin

In his early twenties and with no formal training McCullin began his career in Finsbury Park, London, with pictures of the violent teenage gangs who appeared to rule the roost in the 1950's. McCullin would however go on to capture history as it was being made baring witness to some of the bloodiest conflicts of the last fifty years. A self confessed war junkie, Don McCullin's quest to bring the ugly truths of war to the international attention would come at great personal cost. Through this film we get a great insight into why Don McCullin is considered one of the greatest living war...

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Embedded With Al-Qaeda in Syria: ISIS & Al-Nusra

Over two and a half years ago, unarmed protesters demonstrated in the streets of Syria demanding the downfall of the Assad regime. They hope that like the revolutions seen in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya the Assad regime would fall in a matter of weeks or months but this didn't happen. After months of being gunned down in the streets, elements of the formally peaceful protestors took up arms and joined defected soldiers to form the Free Syria Army and fight back. Since the conflict began more than 100,000 people have been killed and more than one million have fled or been displaced and the...

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The Luckiest Man in World War 2

The far east saw some of the worst fighting and most appalling atrocities of the second world war, millions died but one young man managed to pull through the lot. He somehow survived a combination of catastrophes unlike any other. Torture and disease whilst a prisoner in a Japanese war camp, torpedo and shipwreck and most of all the Nagasaki atom bomb, each of these killed tens of thousands but somehow this man survived them all, his name is Alistair Urquhart and he is still with us today. Once the war was over the authorities forbid Alistair from talking about his experience in the...

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The Islamic State

This state has been established by a hardline Sunni jihadist group that emerged out of the Syrian civil war. Up until recently this group was known as ISIS but now they simply call themselves "The Islamic State" or "IS" for short. Their speed and efficiency in which they advanced from Syria into Iraq caught the world and those reporting on the middle east by complete surprise. They captured major cities and took control of large military equipment provided to the Iraq army by the Americans. Growing in numbers IS fighters have come from all over the world, all wanting to be part of the...

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The True Story Of The D Day Spies

The story behind D-Day is one which has been told from nearly every perspective, from the soldiers who fought that day, the military tacticians who planned it to the generals who led it. This being said there is one group whose efforts seem to get forgotten, these were the spies who made the whole thing...

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Indochine: A People’s War in Colour

A film which tells the remarkable story of the people of South East Asia who fought three wars over three decades to gain their freedom using entirely original colour archive...

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ISIS: Terror in Iraq

Panorama reports from the heart of the fighting, the battle is against ISIS, a brutal Jihadi group that grew out of Al Qaeda. The group has declared an Islamic state and this documentary investigates the full story of ISIS from the inside and asks the question, could the conflict spill out of the middle...

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